Firehouse Arts Center receives donation for summer camp

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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The Firehouse Art Gallery is preparing for its Sun Stop Summer Art Camp. This three week camp , which will begin June 6th for children from grades K to 6th, includes almost 60 students and will be split up by age group.

This year marks the first time the camp has been sponsored, with a $5,000 donation from Inland/Sun Stop.

The camp will be led by one teacher, Lindsay Anderson, aided by a teacher’s assistant, and they already have full enrollment.  The camp will offer two scholarships per session, which is covered by part of the Sun Stop donation. According to Firehouse Executive Director Jessica Polsky, they are really excited about this current partnership and are encouraged to expand the age range for the camp in the future, “ 7th through 10th is a population we really want to reach in the future,” she said.

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As for the donation, Bench said, “We certainly believe in the approach to reach out to the community and get the kids involved… we’ve long  supported the Firehouse Gallery, but this is the biggest donation I think we’ve done.”

Firehouse Board Vice President Lorenda Smith said, “We’re just so appreciative, and I think it just speaks that the community values the arts, and the children.”

The registration form can be found on the Firehouse website,, although camp sessions  are full there is currently a waiting list and scholarship applications are still accepted. For more information, call (229) 243-1010 or email